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Trump says virus testing 'not a problem,' but doubts persist

Plan is for Trump to shift focus to prospects for economy
Posted at 12:04 AM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 23:48:17-04

WASHINGTON (AP) —The White House has released new guidelines aimed at answering criticism that America’s coronavirus testing has been too slow, and President Donald Trump is trying to pivot toward a focus on “reopening” the nation. The new testing targets would ensure states had enough COVID-19 tests available to sample at least 2.6% of their populations each month — a figure already met by a majority of states. Areas that have been harder hit by the virus would be able to test at double that rate, or higher. Still, there are doubts from public health experts that the White House’s new testing targets are sufficient.